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Resources

Websites

  • The U.S. Center for SafeSport
    • The U.S. Center for SafeSport works collaboratively with sport organizations to ensure a culture of safety through awareness, education and training programs, so that every athlete is safe, supported and strengthened through sport. The Education and Outreach office offers the SafeSport Training courses that are required for USA Fencing’s Coach and +CheckEd members. The Response and Resolution office investigates and resolves alleged violations of the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement.
    • RoadMAAPP: This animated series introduces the purpose of the MAAPP, as well as key definitions and requirements NGB members must adhere to.
    • Parent Toolkit: The free Online Parent Toolkits give parents the necessary SafeSport information for their young athlete. Separated by age group or combined for all ages, these toolkits help parents understand SafeSport best practices and how to respond to signs of abuse.
  • SafeSport Helpline
    • Online Chat: click here.
    • Phone: 866-200-0796
    • The U.S. Center for SafeSport offers a 24-hour victim services helpline, which is operated in partnership with the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. The SafeSport Helpline will provide crisis intervention, referrals and emotional support specifically designed for athletes, staff and other sport participants affected by sexual assault. Through this anonymous and secure service, highly trained specialists will provide live, confidential, one-on-one support by phone or online chat. A mobile application is also available for iOS and Android users.
  • Positive Coaching Alliance
    • The Positive Coaching Alliance's mission is to transform the youth sports culture into a Development Zone® where all youth and high school athletes have a positive, character-building experience that results in better athletes and better people. The site offers many educational resources – printable material, articles, audio-visuals – for coaches, athletes, parents and administrators.
  • TrueSport
    • The mission of TrueSport is to change the culture of youth sports by providing educational tools to equip athletes with resources to build life skills and core values for success - on and off the field.  This website contains informative and educational article, resources, videos for parents, coaches and athletes.  
  • STOMP Out Bullying™
    • STOMP Out Bullying™ is working to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse. It educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online.
  • Safe4Athletes
    • This educational website, in part, provides a safe and confidential place where abused athletes, their parents or others concerned about the impact of coach/volunteer/peer misconduct can call.  Additionally, the site helps educate all parents and athletes to be more aware of what they can do to recognize inappropriate coach/volunteer/peer behavior and understand how traumatic the effects of such experiences can be for athletes.
  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
    • RAINN is the nations largest anti-sexual violence organization. The website offers educational information related to sexual violence as well as safety and prevention information. Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) has partnered with the The United States Center for SafeSport and is offering a 24-hour victim services helpline.
  • Darkness to Light
    • This non-profit organization is committed to empowering people to prevent child sexual abuse. The website offers an abundance of educational materials and resources.
  • The Child Welfare Information Gateway
    • The mission of the Child Welfare Information Gateway is to connect child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive resources to help protect children and strengthen families. The site contains detailed information on how to prevent and respond to child neglect and abuse.
  • StopBullying.gov
    • This website provides comprehensive information related to bullying. StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. 
  • Stop It Now!
    • This organization is dedicated to preventing the sexual abuse of children. They provide support, information and resources to keep children safe. Additionally, they share effective ways for individuals, family and communities to act to prevent child sexual abuse.     

  • Kidpower
    • The mission of this organization is to teach people how to use their power to stay safe, act wisely and believe in themselves; to prepare children to prevent and stop bullying, abuse, harassment, assault and other forms of emotional or physical violence. Additionally, the site provides extensive resources for teaching effective child empowerment, positive communication and personal safely. 
  • Moms Team
    • The mission of the Mom’s Team website is to provide youth sports stakeholders with comprehensive education, practical information, best practices and resources to keep all children safe physically, psychologically and sexually while playing sports.
  • Boston vs Bullies
    • Do you want to learn more about bullying? Are you concerned about bullying that you have observed with teammates? This link features a series of videos featuring athletes from Boston’s professional sports teams who share their stories and provide ways for you to stand strong against bullying. This is also a helpful tool for clubs as it can be used to start a dialogue about athlete behavior and how to create a positive team environment.
  • National Federation of State High School Associations Learning Center
    • The NFHS Learning Center has numerous courses, most of them free, that would be of value to coaches, administrators and/or parents including: Bullying, hazing and inappropriate behaviors; hazing prevention for students; engaging effectively with parents; supervising after school activities; and sportsmanship.  
  • FBI Parent Guide to Internet Safety
  • National Sex Offender Registry
  • State Sex Offender Registry
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.HOPE (1.800.656.4673)
  • Crisis hotline: 1-800-4ACHILD (1.800.422.4453) 

Putting FenceSafe Policies Into Place for Your Club

Template policies for your club: The policy templates can assist in reducing the risk of potential misconduct or abuse.

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